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Are electric scooters legal in your country? Check with our list

Are electric scooters legal in your country? Check with our list The popularity for electric scooters in Europe is on the rise. With millions private electric scooters already on the road and electric scooter rentals are being deployed to every city. This leads to lower pollution, healthier people and less crowed streets - simply no downside for getting one yourself.

Electric Scooters

The popularity for electric scooters in Europe is on the rise. With millions private electric scooters already on the road and electric scooter rentals are being deployed to every city. This leads to lower pollution, healthier people and less crowed streets – simply no downside for getting one yourself.

To help you get to know the local laws for electric scooters and other small electric transportation we’ve setup a list where we sum up the laws per country. This list is always being updated and if you have feedback or want your country added to the list leave a comment below ⬇️

🇧🇪 Belgium;
Status – Legal;
Minimum age – All ages, a seat is required when under 16
Speed – 25 km/h without an insurance and up to 45 with license plate and insurance.
🛴 Buy your electric scooter for Belgium here (Dutch / French)

🇧🇬 Bulgaria;
Status – Legal;
Minimum age – All ages, supervision when under 16
Speed – 25 km/h

🇨🇾 Cyprus;
Status – No
Minimum age – No
Speed – No

🇩🇰 Denmark;
Status – Legal; Built in lights are required.
Minimum age – Minimum age of 15
Speed – 25 km/h
🛴 Buy your electric scooter for Denmark here (Danisch)

🇩🇪 Germany;
Status – Legal; Need type approval
Minimum age – Minimum age of 14
Speed – 20 km/h
🛴 Buy your electric scooter for Germany here (German)

🇪🇪 Estonia;
Status – Legal; Built in lights are required
Minimum age – No minimum age
Speed – No maximum speed

🇫🇮 Finland;
Status – Legal;
Minimum age – No minimum age, 18 if you want to rent
Speed – 25 km/h

🇫🇷 France;
Status – Legal;
Minimum age – 12
Speed – 25 km/h
🛴 Buy your electric scooter for France here (French)

🇬🇷 Greece;
Status – No;
Minimum age –
Speed –

🇭🇺 Hungary;
Status – Legal;
Minimum age – 16
Speed – 25 km/h

🇮🇪 Ireland;
Status – No;
Minimum age –
Speed –

🇮🇹 Italy;
Status – Legal;
Minimum age – 18
Speed – 25 km/h

🇭🇷 Croatia;
Status – Legal;
Minimum age – 15
Speed – 10 km/h

🇱🇻 Latvia;
Status – Legal;
Minimum age – 12, under supervision / 18 on your own
Speed – 25 km/h

🇱🇹 Lithuania;
Status – Legal;
Minimum age – 0, under supervision / 18 on your own
Speed – 25 km/h

🇱🇺 Luxembourg;
Status – Legal;
Minimum age – 13
Speed – 25 km/h

🇲🇹 Malta;
Status – Legal;
Minimum age – 16
Speed – 20 km/h

🇳🇱 Netherlands;
Status – No; But some scooters are (weird enough)
Minimum age – 16
Speed – 18 km/h
🛴 Buy your electric scooter for The Netherlands here (Dutch)

🇦🇹 Austria;
Status – Legal;
Minimum age – No minimum age
Speed – 25 km/h
🛴 Buy your electric scooter for Austria here (German)

🇵🇱 Poland;
Status – Legal;
Minimum age – No minimum age
Speed – 25 km/h

🇵🇹 Portugal;
Status – Legal;
Minimum age – No minimum age
Speed – 25 km/h

🇷🇴 Romania;
Status – Legal;
Minimum age – No minimum age
Speed – No maximum speed

🇸🇰 Slovakia;
Status – Legal;
Minimum age – 15
Speed – 25 km/h

🇸🇮 Slovenia;
Status – Legal;
Minimum age – No minimum age
Speed – 10 km/h

🇪🇸 Spain;
Status – Legal;
Minimum age – 16
Speed – No maximum speed
🛴 Buy your electric scooter for Spain here (Spanisch)

🇨🇿 Czech Republic;
Status – Legal;
Minimum age – No minimum age
Speed – 20 km/h

🇬🇧 United Kingdom;
Status – Working on it;
Minimum age –
Speed –

🇳🇴 Norway;
Status – Legal;
Minimum age – No minimum age
Speed – 20 km/h

16 thoughts on “Are electric scooters legal in your country? Check with our list

  1. Angel says:

    Probably never will because all PLEVs are compared to a 4 wheeled bathtub with a major design flaw.

  2. Ralph Panhuyzen says:

    Nope, just heard that e-scooters and -boards will stay illegal in the Netherlands. They don’t replace the car, what would be a positive thing. They replace walking and cycling.

    • Rafal says:

      So because of that they keep them being illegal. Any similarities with North Korea where the Government decides what’s best for you ? 😅

    • Tyler says:

      We don’t know if driving an electric scooter is legal in your country right now. But I will update our list as soon as I know more.

        • Stink Tyler says:

          Sorry, but in Spain its regulated with basic regulations while a solution is found at the state level, as in the rest of the world. And the main cities already have it regulated. Drinking beer and doing what you want is typical of foreigners.

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